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Handicapping The 2015 NBA MVP Race

by Danny Leroux

Dec 3, 2014 7:20 PM

The best predictor of who will win MVP for a given season is not the most valuable but rather the best player on a great team. Stephen Curry currently fits the criteria as the most probable candidate, but who else should join him? Read more »

Tags: Stephen Curry, Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA

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Antawn Jamison & The Floater Game

by Jonathan Tjarks

Nov 6, 2014 8:46 PM

Antwan Jamison was an athletic 6í9 with a high basketball IQ who knows how to put the ball in the basket - a guy like that can be a really good player for a really long time. As he exits, the closest guy to him in the last 17 years is entering the league in T.J. Warren. Read more »

Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, Washington Wizards, North Carolina Tar Heels, NBA

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LeBron At 30

by Jonathan Tjarks

Oct 28, 2014 1:03 PM

The biggest difference between LeBron James at 26 and at 30 is he can think the game on a whole different level, seeing two and three moves down the road. Everything he does is about setting himself up for two to three weeks in May and June. Read more »

Tags: LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, NBA

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Coach's Corner: Celtics' Open Offensive System, LeBron's Lab, Malik Rose

by Brett Koremenos

Why Brad Stevens' system will maximize the skill sets of Boston's ecletic group of players, how LeBron experiments in preseason and fallout from Philadelphia's tanking. Read more »
Top-5 Non-National Teams For 14-15

by Danny Leroux

The top teams to watch on League Pass have to have entertainment value on a game to game basis and fascinating pieces in the form of young talent or new additions. Each of these squads fits that bill and there were a few tough omissions as well. Read more »
Cleveland's Blind Spot: Contenders Without A Top-10 Defense

by Sam Yip

The Cavaliers will have no trouble scoring at an efficient rate with offensive talents like LeBron, Love and Kyrie sharing the floor. The real question is how good will the Cavaliers be on defense, particularly their interior defense? Read more »
Cavs Enter Win-Now Mode With A Machine Of An Offense

by Jonathan Tjarks

In the end, with LeBron James in his prime and the Eastern Conference wide open, the Cavaliers went with the sure thing rather than rolling the dice on building a team with LeBron and a bunch of under-22 players. Read more »
LeBron Opens Up His Own Finishing School In Northeast Ohio

by Jonathan Tjarks

The end game for LeBron James is not to bring one title to Cleveland, but to bring a franchise that could compete for titles well into the future. When LeBron watched the Spurs dismantle the Heat in the Finals, he saw what to strive for. Read more »
The Human Element

by Danny Leroux

The best players in the sport have transitioned from supermen to businessmen to being a business, man, at the same time the league as a whole transitioned from family owned teams to major enterprises. Like it or not, this NBA should be around for a long, long time. Read more »
NBA Mock Draft, Version 1.0

by Jonathan Tjarks

With the Cavaliers, Bucks, 76ers, Magic and Jazz owning the first five picks, we can begin to examine what will go into the decision-making process of the the first 14 selection. Read more »
On Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Cleveland's Favorite Son

by Jeff Risdon

Zydrunas Ilgauskas choosing to live in Cleveland in retirement is why nobody questioned retiring his jersey even if the rest of the nation raised a cocked eyebrow for honoring a historically mid-level talent. Heís the most beloved Cleveland athlete of the last 25 years, with only Indians great Jim Thome in the argument. Read more »
Why It's Too Early To Write Off Anthony Bennett

by Sam Yip

Anthony Bennett admitted to be being "as surprised as anyone else" when he was drafted first overall by the Cavaliers and the start of his rookie season demonstrated why. The undersized power forward is gradually starting to show flashes of the athletic talent that made him look like a lottery pick last June. Read more »
The Eastern Conference At The Deadline

by Haven Kaplan-Miner

The East deals included the only two All-Stars dealt (Antawn Jamison and Danny Granger), the two best players (Evan Turner and Spencer Hawes), and the smartest player (Professor Andre Miller, PhD). Read more »
Why The Cavaliers' Model Continues To Setup Failure

by Jonathan Tjarks

The logic of the Cavaliers trading for Luol Deng is entirely backwards. Cleveland seems to think making the playoffs proves they are a legitimate NBA franchise. The reality is you can miss the playoffs and be a legit franchise and you can make the playoffs and not be one. Read more »
Fix It: Cleveland Cavaliers

by Haven Kaplan-Miner

While the Cavaliers may lose a lot of games again this year, it is not for lack of trying, as they have paired their high draft selections with quality free agents in order to propel themselves toward the playoffs. They may not make it this year, but this teamís time is coming. Read more »
C.J. Miles Enjoying Shooting Role On Young Cavaliers

by Shams Charania

C.J. Miles is off to the best start of his career, averaging over 13 points and supplying Mike Brown with a potent shooter to surround Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters and Jarrett Jack. The Cavaliers held an option on the final year of Milesí deal this season, but exercising it was a formality and heís cozied into playing part in the teamís core. Read more »
The Marquee Non-National Teams To Watch

by Danny Leroux

While there are no direct criteria, my non-national teams have to have entertainment value on a game to game basis and fascinating pieces in the form of young talent or new additions. Each of these squads fits that bill and there were a few tough omissions as well. Read more »
30 Rapid-Fire Questions For Each Team's Front Office

by Benjamin Cantor

The following 30 questions are the biggest issues facing each NBA front office as the 13-14 regular season begins. Read more »
Top-10 Lottery Teams That Could Make The 2014 NBA Playoffs

by Matt McCready

The Pelicans, Raptors, Pistons, Wolves, Cavaliers, Blazers, Wizards, Mavericks, and maybe even the Kings and Bobcats could find their way into the playoffs if a number of things go right. Read more »
Top-Five 2nd-Favorite Teams

by Daniel Friedberg

In an NBA so rich with talent and intriguing storylines, how can you limit yourself to just one team? These five squads deserve second billing in your hearts and remote-holding hands. Read more »
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